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Academic & Education Photography

Whether you are looking to improve the images in your college prospectus or add high resolution photos to an academic magazine, I’d be delighted to help you. My academic photography captures images of university life, teaching and study to show off your institution, students and staff in the best possible light.

Great academic photography needs to inspire and impress. Whether it is to encourage prospective undergraduates to choose a specific college or to motivate current students, professional photos can be used to tell a story and promote a message.


I am based in Oxford – a city famous its academic institutions and as a centre for learning and study in the UK. For more than 30 years I have worked across a wide range of schools, colleges and university departments providing high quality academic and educational photography.

The process of academic photography

My first step for producing excellent academic photography is to talk through the project with you to get a full understand of your needs and requirements. Once I have a full brief as to what you’re looking to use the images and what you wish to achieve, I will get to work capturing professional images.

I work closely with you at every step in the project to make sure that you are getting the sorts of images that follow the brief.

About me, Keith Barnes

“As one of the most experienced academic photographers Oxford has to offer, I have extensive skills and expertise in the field. I have been trusted by a large number of academic institutions across Oxford and the surrounding area and I would be happy to help you to achieve the aims of a specific project, attract more students or simply improve the quality of your images for future advertising campaigns.

My photography experience spans multiple fields including everything from commercial photography, event photography and product photos. No matter what you need from your photography I can help you.

My images have improved college prospectuses, been used in funding documents, college newsletters, and magazines, in fact in every area where the academic community in Oxford requires images. If you work in development, admissions, conference services, fundraising, alumni services or on a special project to recognise centuries of existence a photographer who understands the visual language will vastly improve your presentation and rewards.”

If you are interested in having any kind of academic or education photography carried out, I would be happy to talk through your requirements and provide you with impartial advice and guidance. For more information, please call Keith Barnes Photography today on 01865 246027 or 07768572090 or email me, keith@photographersworkshop.co.uk and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Patrica Clavin
"Keith put me at my ease and offered some very helpful advice about how to 'face' the camera. I am very pleased with the pictures which Keith produced to a very tight deadline."

Patrica Clavin
Jesus College Oxford
Em Marshall
"Excellent photographer and lovely to work with - friendly, amenable, professional, easy-going, unobtrusive, and gets on with the job with no fuss - just what one wants and needs of a commercial photographer."

Em Marshall
English Music Festival
Kelly Roddy
"I just wanted to say that the photos from Saturday are great, thanks very much!"

Kelly Roddy
St Anne College Oxford
Eugene Rogan
"Thank you so much – you really captured the moment brilliantly.  Lots of delighted faces in the crowd – I love it!"

Eugene Rogan
St Antony's College, Oxford


Here are just a few clients we have worked with.

Pembroke College
Oriel College
St Anne’s College
Worcester College
Somerville College
St Antony’s College
St Edmund Hall
St Catherine’s College
Lincoln College
Lady Margaret Hall

Oxford Brookes University
Magdalen College School
Christ Church
Brasenose College
University of California, Berkeley
European School Culham
Oxford University Law Faculty
University of Oxford Development Office
Henley College

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